Emergency department visits for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA.

Self WH, Grijalva CG, Zhu Y, Talbot HK, Jules A, Widmer KE, Edwards KM, Williams JV, Shay DK, Griffin MR
Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 18 (5): 863-5

PMID: 22516043 · PMCID: PMC3358080 · DOI:10.3201/eid1805.111233

To determine the number of emergency department visits attributable to influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Davidson County, Tennessee, USA, we used active, population-based surveillance and laboratory-confirmed influenza data. We estimated ≈10 visits per 1,000 residents during the pandemic period. This estimate should help emergency departments prepare for future pandemics.

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Adolescent Adult Aged Child Child, Preschool Emergency Service, Hospital Humans Infant Influenza, Human Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype Middle Aged Population Surveillance Prevalence Tennessee Young Adult

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